The movie hits the press

The Adventures of Paul and Marian hit the UK press today via The Leicester Mercury. In the movie Paul Herbig plays Paul, Marian Brock plays Marian and we play ‘the vicar and his glamorous wife.’

Here is a shortened version of today’s The Leicester Mercury article.

Daring couple land a big-screen adventure

Monday, July 11, 2011

The vicar and his glamorous wife. Copyright Tim Henning

Almost everyone has typed their name into an internet search engine just for fun, but most people don’t manage to blag a film role and a holiday in New York as a result.

Paul Sinclair, a former Pentecostal minister from Measham, Googled himself and wife Marian and found out an American film crew was making an independent movie called The Adventures of Paul and Marian.

The 45-year-old, who now runs a motorcycle hearse service, cheekily e-mailed the production crew, saying: “You can’t do a movie with our names! We should at least get a cameo part!”

“I thought, ‘I can’t miss a chance like this’,” said Paul.

“I told them I did stunt riding for fun, how I ran the UK’s first ever motorcycle funeral business and I had been a minister.”

His dream came true when the team e-mailed back and invited him and Marian to the set, where Paul filmed three scenes.

The Pauls and Marians in the movie action sequence. Copyright Jay Stern.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. It transpired that the original script for the romantic comedy had included a motorcycle-riding vicar, who was removed from the final cut.

Paul convinced them to put the character back in, and hire him for the role.

“I said to them, if I can get you a motorbike, can I have a speaking part? The cheek of me! They said yes.

“I said, ‘we’ve not had a holiday in eight years’, so they got us places to stay, and it was brilliant.

“It was worth more than money.”

The Adventures of Paul and Marian is about a couple who fall in love and elope.

The Adventures of Paul and Marian Poster

The Paul in the story quickly realises he cannot support Marian’s opulent lifestyle, so he goes off on an adventure with her.

While embarking on their mission they are chased by a couple of goons employed by her father who wants to prevent the couple being together.

In the film, the “British” Paul is woken up by the eloping couple, who need a vicar to conduct their wedding ceremony.

“I got it right first time,” he said. “It was quite funny because the film crew didn’t know my background.

“They just assumed I was an accomplished actor.”

The Adventures of Paul and Marian is a self-funded project, paid for by internet donations.

It is hoped to hit screens next year.

Jay Stern with Alan Smith on the set of "The Adventures of Paul and Marian."

Director Jay Stern said: “I received an e-mail from a married couple in England claiming to be ‘the real Paul and Marian’.

“As it turned out, they were quite a couple.

“In addition to running a motorcycle funeral company, Paul is a vicar with quite the sense of humour.

“I think they would make a nice team for a movie of their own.”


About Paul Sinclair

Paul Sinclair, often referred to as The Faster Pastor, has 30 years proven ministry as a pastor, speaker, published author and writer. His wife Marian is from Ghana and has been a minister in song for as many years. When Marian sings… expect an anointing!
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One Response to The movie hits the press

  1. Ah, well, that nice Mr Stern is a sagacious fellow. Yes, the original Paul and Marian would, indeed, be great subjects for a movie — starring themselves, of course!

    It’s a lovely story. I’ve tried googling myself, but no such luck!

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